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PSEG Long Island Has ‘Ample Electric Supply’ For Steamy Summer Months

The utility has made a number of upgrades to its system ahead of the hot and humid summer months.

05/05/2014

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Customers Hit By Sandy Fight For Class-Action Status In Suit Against LIPA

A lawsuit on Long Island could make history as the first class-action suit in the nation against a public utility for storm-related power outages.

01/28/2014

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Tri-State Power Outage Information

Check for the latest outage information in your city, town or village as the winter storm inflicts its damage to trees and power lines.

01/03/2014

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PSEG Takes Over Power On Long Island Effective Wednesday

Effective New Year’s Day, the Public Service Enterprise Group — operator of New Jersey’s largest utility in the Public Service Electric and Gas Company – will be in charge of electricity on Long Island.

12/31/2013

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New Jersey’s PSEG ‘Excited To Get Started’ Running Long Island Power

The Public Service Enterprise Group, operator of New Jersey’s largest utility in the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, said it wants to hit the ground running when it takes over for the troubled Long Island Power Authority on Jan. 1.

12/17/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of LIPA Customers Targeted In New Telephone Scam

LIPA posted a warning on its website advising customers who receive suspicious calls to just hang up. The utility said they never demand direct payment over the telephone and don’t accept credit or debit card payments.

11/20/2013

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New Long Island Utility Promises 3-Year Rate Freeze

Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not mince words about the Long Island Power Authority’s handling of superstorm Sandy and the snowstorm that followed. So now, Newark-based PSEG has set up a subsidiary on Long Island.

11/18/2013

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIPA In Court To Try To Get Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

The lawsuit was brought by about a million angry customers who were without power for weeks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

11/15/2013

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2 Men On Long Island Charged In Massive Marijuana Growing, Distribution Ring

Court papers say nearly 1,700 marijuana plants worth $3.8 million were found at Edward Dispirito’s home. He and James Ford face 20 years in prison if convicted.

10/02/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Bills Increasing For Second Time This Summer

The average single-family home will have to pay about $6.21 more in September. LIPA is citing higher energy costs during peak air-conditioning use for the latest hike.

09/04/2013

A bucket truck pulled down wires and power poles in Elmont, Long Island on Aug. 27, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Runs Amok With Stolen Bucket Truck; Blacks Out 6,000 On Long Island

A huge cleanup was under way Tuesday on Long Island following a bizarre incident that left thousands of homes without power earlier in the morning.

08/27/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Rates Going Up About 4 Percent, Stunning Weary Residents

Long Island Power Authority customers will see a roughly 4 percent increase in their bills this month after the utility increased its power supply charge.

08/06/2013

Long Island Power Authority Substation - Riverhead, NY - Jul 31, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs LIPA Reform Bill, Promises ‘Competent’ New Utility

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a major LIPA reform bill Monday morning that will do away with the beleaguered utility. He made it official at a signing ceremony in Uniondale.

07/29/2013

A man relaxes with half his shirt on in Times Square on July 16, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Heat Taking Its Toll On New Yorkers, Transit On Fifth Day Of Heat Wave

Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.

07/18/2013

The remains of Breezy Point, Queens as seen from Chopper 880 following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Breezy Point Homeowners Sue Over Devastating Loss During Sandy

According to the suit filed by 120 homeowners, the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid failed to de-energize the power grid ahead of superstorm Sandy.

07/02/2013

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